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Spring 2020 Calendar of Events at NMWA

Jan 10 2020

Programs and Exhibitions from March to June 2020

WASHINGTON—This spring the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is pleased to present a wide range of programs and exhibitions, including evocative photographs of Mexico by celebrated artist Graciela Iturbide; Paper Routes, a Women to Watch exhibition, featuring emerging and underrepresented artists from all over the world working with paper as a medium; artist talks with Delita Martin and Audrey Niffenegger; and more.

The museum’s Women, Arts, and Social Change initiative presents poetry readings, conversations with authors and film screenings. The information below is current as of January 2020. For more information, visit the museum's online calendar


International Women’s Day
Sunday, March 8, 12–5 p.m.

Celebrate International Women's Day at NMWA with free admission. The museum will be hosting half-hour Conversation Pieces, special local D.C. vendor pop-ups, and more. The Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center, usually only open on weekdays, will also welcome visitors. Free. No reservations required.

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Women Artists of Latin America
Saturday, March 14, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

NMWA hosts its 7th annual Art+Feminism edit-a-thon, which aims to improve Wikipedia entries related to notable women artists and art world figures. This year’s event will focus on women artists of Latin America. Held in collaboration with Wikipedia Edit-a-thons across the city at the libraries of the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Hirshhorn Museum, NMWA’s edit-a-thon also commemorates the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920, which granted women the right to vote. This event is part of a global initiative to help improve Wikipedia’s gender imbalance. In 2019, more than 3,800 Art+Feminism participants created or improved 21,000 Wikipedia pages. Free. No reservations required. No experience necessary; bring a laptop, motivation to combat gender bias and a belief in equal access to quality resources. People of all gender identities and expressions are invited.

Daily in March on Social Media

Can you name five women artists? Many people cannot. Join us for the fifth year of NMWA’s award-winning social media campaign created to increase gender equity in the arts. The campaign calls attention to the unequal treatment of women in the art world and their continued underrepresentation in museums, galleries and auction houses. Use #5WomenArtists on Instagram and Twitter and tag @WomenInTheArts to share important contributions by women artists.


Cultural Capital: Motherhood ReDux
Wednesday, March 11, 7–9 p.m.

Since 1968, the O.B. Hardison Poetry series at the Folger Shakespeare Library has welcomed acclaimed writers to Washington, D.C. From traditional poetry readings to eclectic combinations of lecture, conversation and performance, the series is committed to expanding the contexts in which poetry is experienced. Listen to Camille Dungy, Tina Chang and Beth Ann Fennelly read their work about motherhood. The reading is followed by a wine reception and book signing. $15 general; $12 members, seniors, students. Reservations required. Reserve online.
This Cultural Capital program is presented by the museum’s Women, Arts, and Social Change initiative in partnership with the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Download the full program calendar

National Museum of Women in the Arts